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Airfield threshold lights

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Airfield threshold lights

Era: 1960s Origin: UK

British made airfield threshold lights by CEGELEC that were originally installed at an R.A.F. base in Northwest Wales. 

Part of our End of Year Sale, with 10% of proceeds being donated to Possible, who inspire climate action. 

Was £475 (Ex VAT)

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Origin: UK

Lighting design in the UK benefitted from a free market. Different companies were working at the same time, designing and producing similar products for the same market. Often with only slight differences in their style, they constantly upgraded and improved their original designs. The products we salvage come from the old industrial heartland of England. This area of the UK was once the boiler room of the British economy - from the potteries of Stoke, through the engineering works of Birmingham, to the wool, textile and cotton mills of Oldham and Manchester.

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Restoration

Each light has been refurbished and brought back to life by our team. The degraded surface has been removed and the cast steel enclosure purposely, and individually, oxidised and sealed to create an interesting array of rich surface patinas. All the original elements of the light have been retained including the prismatic refractors. The enclosures feature lovely cast detailing including the original manufacturer’s details: CEGELEC Made in UK.

Product details

Each light is supplied with 2no. G9 lamp holders.

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300 mm
75 mm
20 kg
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Oxide | Black

Supplied tested to BS EN60598. IP20 for internal use only. All dimensions and weights are approximate.

G.E.C

Manufacturer: G.E.C

Established in London, in 1886 the General Electric Company were to become the largest electrical manufacturing organisation in the British Empire and lived up to their description of ‘Manufacturers of everything electrical’ throughout their 100 year history. During the mass industrialisation of the 1950s, GEC were often the supplier of choice for lighting the factories, workshops and mills of Britain with their huge range of light fixtures for every application.

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Beautiful lights, very pleased with the quality. Excellent service overall from skinflint. 

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The quality of what I bought (being around a third of the cost of their top end items) is exceptional. Recommended.

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Their product is invariably beautiful and wonderfully restored. To have lights that have seen so much and then get a second life is inspiring in many ways.

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